Let's say I have a certain - very long - path to a file (let's say: c:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ ) and I would like to quickly access that directory in Total Commander. Is there any dialog box / keyboard shortcut which would allow me to simply paste the path there and enter that location, instead of the tedious process of digging into the directory tree?

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If you click twice on the top, where current path is displayed, it will change to edit field, where you can just enter new path and press Enter.

You can switch to edit mode if cursor is on the [..] and you press Shift+F6.

Another option is to write path into command line, preceding it with cd like this:

cd path_to_the_directory

then press enter.

  • re: cd path_to_the_directory: in his case, because the path contains spaces, he would have to quote it: cd "c:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\".
    – ax.
    Feb 5, 2010 at 14:47
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    +1 for cd from command line.
    – ax.
    Feb 5, 2010 at 14:48
  • Actually I checked it using TC 7.50a in Vista and Windows 7 and quotes are not needed even with spaces in the path. I'm speaking of TC command line of course. :) Feb 5, 2010 at 15:30
  • Thanks, I don't know that great Shift+F6 shortcut :) Jun 8, 2011 at 23:25
  • TC must have changed a lot since then, none of these work anymore
    – golimar
    Dec 4, 2021 at 5:01

If you find yourself browsing to a specific folder a lot of times, you can add it to the quickselect (the little button with the asterisk), you can add the current folder (optionally including the other pane folder), and you can manage this into a tree set of folders.


Create tabs (press Ctrl + T) for folders you use often. Browse to the folder then right click on the tab and lock the tab.

The tabs are always shown when you start total commander it saves a lot of browsing to folders when you have created tabs for the most used folders.

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